Volunteers

Do You Have What it Takes?


The fire services is a unique and complex business. In addition to being local heroes, today's firefighters also serve as our nation's first responders. Firefighters are well equipped and tasked to be highly trained and capable of responding to all types of emergencies.

Fire departments need volunteers with various types of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Besides the men and women who respond to emergencies, other types of volunteers are also needed. Fire departments need the services of volunteers with experience in business, accounting, marketing, medicine, law enforcement, mechanics, construction, computers, and fundraising.


FireEMSVolunteer.jpgMinimum Requirements


  • Must be at least 18 years of age (16 for cadet)
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent
  • Excellent physical condition and character
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Virginia Driver's License and have a good driving record
  • Background checks/drug testing

Make a Difference


Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. The skills you will learn as a volunteer firefighter are invaluable. Volunteering is one of the best ways to make a difference personally while having a positive impact on the lives of those around you.

Colonial Heights needs more volunteer firefighters. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact us at (804) 520-9377.